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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tootgarook is 2,963, with a population density of 8.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tootgarook is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, Truemans Road in the east, the suburb of Fingal and the future Mornington Peninsula Freeway alignment in the south, and Highbury Road and Marshall Street in the west.

Name origin

Tootgarook is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “land of the croaking frog”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used for mainly for grazing. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant development occurred from the 1950s. The population generally increased from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Tootgarook is a residential and holiday area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Quinns Park, Rommey Park, Tootgarook Reserve, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and one school.